Blanket ruling: a Snuggie is not an outfit, and other wacky court decisions
Snuggie has won a lawsuit categorizing it as a blanket not an item of garb( for tax purposes ), but its not the first court battle to elicit chuckles
Its official: a Snuggie is not clothing and not just because you appear stupid wearing one.
The blanket with sleeves is a blanket, a US federal court ruled last month.
The Snuggie was dubbed by the Guardian back in 2009 as the astound manner hitting of the recession, and now its had another win, with parent company Allstar Marketing Group successfully suing the United States government.
Of course, the lawsuit isnt just for funny headlines, but instead because the company wanted to change the classification of the item so that it could pay reductions in import tariffs, noted the Washington Post, which first reported the case.
Imported garments, aka garment, get a 14.9% tariff, while imported blankets merely pay 8.5%.
So Allstar filed a suit back in 2013 to claim the Snuggie had been improperly classified, since what kind of apparel doesnt even cover your bum?
The subject merchandise was not intended to be worn by a human when that person is stroll, argued the complaint filed by Allstar.
Apparently strolling isnt defined as taking a step and pouring a kettle, as depicted in the infamous infomercial( only dont spill your cuppa while jumping to the sofa ).
Read more: www.theguardian.com